The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes Ag Commissioner Sid Miller a happy holiday as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff reviews who filed for what in the Democratic primaries in Texas.
The Green Party of Texas filed almost sixty candidates for state and local offices for the 2016 election, reports PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
SocraticGadfly dips into the archives and offers up thoughts on that Christmas chestnut “It’s a Wonderful Life,” including what a remake might look like, and a follow-up post about all of what’s wrong with the original.
Greg Abbott reacts to children coming to America by sending troops. Obama looks at solving problems in Central America. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is disgusted that the only tools Republicans have are military force, fear and hate.
Neil at All People Have Value said that we would be better off with the values of Christmas rather than with the values of commerce. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Mean Rachel wishes Rep. Elliott Naishtat a fond farewell.
Texas Watch is pressing the TEA for more information about school bus safety.
Next City believes that urbanists will like Houston Mayor-elect Sylvester Turner.
Christopher Hooks analyzes the recent mock mass shooting.
Chris Brantner has some advice for cable cord cutters.
John Wright proposes five New Year’s resolutions for the LGBT movement.
Paradise in Hell tries to distinguish between Ted Cruz’s lies.
Kyle Jack lists outgoing Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s top ten snarky tweets.
Today’s feature photo is of the Holiday lights at Bayou Bend— a division of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The lights display entitled Christmas Village, runs now through December 30th.